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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 6066-6087; doi:10.3390/s110606066
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A General Analysis of the Impact of Digitization in Microwave Correlation Radiometers

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Remote Sensing Lab, Signal Theory and Communications Department, Building D3, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and IEEC CRAE/UPC, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 18 April 2011 / Revised: 24 May 2011 / Accepted: 2 June 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

This study provides a general framework to analyze the effects on correlation radiometers of a generic quantization scheme and sampling process. It reviews, unifies and expands several previous works that focused on these effects separately. In addition, it provides a general theoretical background that allows analyzing any digitization scheme including any number of quantization levels, irregular quantization steps, gain compression, clipping, jitter and skew effects of the sampling period.
Keywords: microwave; correlation; radiometers; digital; sampling; quantization microwave; correlation; radiometers; digital; sampling; quantization
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Bosch-Lluis, X.; Ramos-Perez, I.; Camps, A.; Rodriguez-Alvarez, N.; Valencia, E.; Park, H. A General Analysis of the Impact of Digitization in Microwave Correlation Radiometers. Sensors 2011, 11, 6066-6087.

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